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Glasgow Bakers

Postby Mori » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:56 pm

Hope this subject has not been coverd before, if it has please delete mods. 8)

Over the years i have seen the local home bakeries in our side streets disapear and diminish only to be taken over by the mass productions of the likes of Asda's and Tesco's.

Glasgow Bosted of Home Bakeries on near enough every corner of every street In the past . few and far between now in this day and age.

We Also had some Biscuit & Cake and Bread factories in all corners of the city.

Your memories, thoughts and information of your favorite bakeries past and present on this thread please. :D

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Re: Glasgow Bakers

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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby Mori » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:01 pm

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Montego Deli.
Owned by Roisin and formerly one of Glasgow’s finest bakeries. Montego Deli is run by her chalk and cheese sisters, Iona and Shona. :D
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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby Mori » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:49 am

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They were first produced in 1932 by William McDonald, a biscuit manufacturer in Glasgow, and became a McVitie’s brand when McDonald joined with McVitie’s and Price, MacFarlane Lang & Co and Crawford to form United Biscuits in 1946.Penguin's famous slogan of "P-p-p-pick up a Penguin!" with its recognisable signature stuttering effect has often been imitated in the media.

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Mcghees

Founded in 1936 by Dugald McGhee at the original bakehouse in Oran Street, Maryhill, Glasgow.
The company operated and grew from this site, servicing the local shops and market with a range of freshly baked Morning Rolls, Tea-Bread & Savoury products. Sons Jim, Calder, Douglas and Gavin all joined the company and became directors during the 50's & 60's
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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby Mori » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:35 pm

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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby Mori » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:09 pm

BISCUIT MAKING IN 1928

Title: BISCUIT MAKING IN 1928

Reference number: 0535

Date: 1928

Director: [filmed by Jack MacFarlane]
Sound: sound
Colour: bw
Fiction: Non-Fiction
Running time: 8.40 mins
Genre: amateur, promotional
Description: The production of Macfarlane Lang's rich tea and cream cracker biscuits at the company's Tollcross factory, glasgow.

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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby saltirepride » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:09 pm

I grew up in the east end and our house was right next to the McVities factory.

I have fond memories of the smell of fresh biscuits and coconut rings early in the summer mornings :).

We also used to ask the security guard for "Any Biscuits Mitsa" at which point he would produce a massive bag of broken biscuits for us :).

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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby Chopper » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:16 pm

During visits to my Grannie in Penilee we would head over to Hillington Industrial estate and get "broken " biscuits from MacDonalds the makers of the P.P.P.Pick up a Penguin. You could see the vats of melted chocolate being slowly stirred.
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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby Mori » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:26 pm

Did a wee scan on independent Bakers around the city Greggs dominate with units on almost all high st locations with Aulds having few.

Bradfords has 20 units in and around the city also.

Mortons Bakery still on the go and popular with their rolls and cakes daily.

McGhees bakery also still going strong.

i've probaly missed a few but overall these are the main ones not counting Allied Bakers on Duke st still making Mothers pride bread and confectionery for other companies like Kipling and Cadburys.

Have i missed any ? probably have.

Some single unit family bakers still surviving around the city also. :D

J & J Hastie (Bakers) Ltd 43, Clarkston Rd,

McDonalds Bakers 278, Drumoyne Rd, Glasgow

Yoddle Bakers 50, Woodlands Crescent, Thornliebank

The Wee Bakers Ltd, 602, Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow

The Wah Kee Bakery Unit 1-2, 42-46, New City Rd, Glasgow

J & J Hastie (Bakers) Ltd Glasgow Rd, Blantyre, Glasgow

R Mathieson & Sons Ltd Bakers 50, Main St, Kilsyth, Glasgow

McDonald Bakers Unit 85, Savoy Centre, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

The Newlands Home Bakery Broomburn Drive Newton Mearns Glasgow

Grants Bakers 100, Bellgrove St, Glasgow

The Wee Bakers Ltd 1268, Paisley Rd West, Glasgow

Patisserie Francoise 138, Byres Rd, Glasgow

The Baker's Oven 6, Springburn Shopping Centre

J & J Hastie (Bakers) Ltd 428, Carmunnock Rd, Glasgow

James Coull Bakers 231, Main St, Rutherglen, Glasgow

The Newlands Home Bakery 238, Kilmarnock Rd, Glasgow

Peter's Bakery 71, Merkland Drive, Kilkintilloch, Glasgow

Lee's Place Bakery Takeaway 10, Broomknowes Rd, Glasgow

J & J Hastie (Bakers) Ltd 257, Castlemilk Rd, Kingspark

Jamiesons Home Bakery 11, North Gower St, Glasgow

McDonald Bakers Unit 17, Govan Shopping Centre, Glasgow

James Allan Bakers 12, Douglas St, Milngavie, Glasgow

Allan James Bakers 48, Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow

Home-Bakery 145, Thurston Rd, Glasgow

Raymond McNeill Baking for You 400, Cumbernauld Rd, Glasgow

Muffins Bakery 35, Buchanan St, Balfron, Glasgow

William Watson 11, Shaw St, Glasgow

CREATIVE CAKES 379, Clarkston Rd, Glasgow

James Allan Bakers Ltd 855, Cumbernauld Rd, Glasgow

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100, Elderpark St, Glasgow
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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby onyirtodd » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:35 pm

There's a cake baker (OK - not quite the same thing) opened behind (or above) Cafe Bayan by the name of Flour Power.
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby Josef » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:42 pm

The very wonderful Volcanic Tongue is above Cafe Bayan, no? There's no room for anything else there.
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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby dolkin » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:20 pm

Stephen ferrier and sons new sneddon st paisley master bakers

wellbread bakery high st renfrew
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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby big jim » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:32 pm

reg`s home bakery 624 cathcart rd
i used to work for mcghees covering the southside of the city and wee auld reg was my 1st drop in the
morning at 4.30 good auld guy

dont think scullions bakers have been mentioned either they became part of mcghees after a takeover in 1997
they were based on glasgow rd between rutherglen and shawfield

par`s bakers based in balmore ind est been passed around owners like a scud book in the jail

mageret kelly`s was another that fell into mcghees ownership, there shops were later renamed as mcghees shops
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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby Mori » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:43 pm

I can resist anything but temptation.


These things will be the death of me. :D
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Re: Glasgow Bakers

Postby onyirtodd » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:19 pm

Josef wrote:The very wonderful Volcanic Tongue is above Cafe Bayan, no? There's no room for anything else there.



http://www.flourpower.co.uk/
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